“Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” for Windows 10 Updated to Support New UWP Features

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10, Xbox with 0

"Gears of War: Ultimate Edition" for Windows 10 Updated to Support New UWP Features

Just one day after Microsoft announced that it was added much-requested functionality to Universal Windows Platform (UWP) games in Windows 10, the blockbuster game “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” has been updated to support that functionality.

I’m referring of course to customizable v-sync and unlocked frame rates support, which was previously available only to Win32 games on Windows 10. News of the Gears of War update—curiously called a “Title Update”—comes via the official Gears of War support forum.

“A new Title Update will be available today for Windows 10 [Gears of War:] Ultimate Edition owners,” the Director of Community for Gears of War wrote. “This update includes the new features now available on UWP apps including v-sync toggle options and frame rate options.”

Here’s the full list of what’s being updated.

Added v-sync toggle to video options. Toggle “off” to not be limited by your monitors refresh rate. Note: This requires an OS update.

Added frame rate limit selector to video options. Use to reduce your frame rate if you are getting too much tearing, or choose unlimited to let the game render as fast as possible. Note: This option is best used with v-sync off. With v-sync on, it will force the game onto a refresh interval (render every refresh, every second refresh, etc.).

Added anisotropic filtering setting to video options.

Added FPS counter toggle to video options.

Fixed a bug where post processing could become disabled.

Fixed a bug where PSO’s could be created on the fly instead of read from the cache, causing hitches. (Whatever that means.)

You gotta love the quick turnaround on this. Dom would be so proud.